6pm Welcome and Introductions, Prof Mark Durkin, Executive Dean of Ulster University Business School
6:05pm Panel discussion with Dr Martin McCracken (Ulster University Business School), Darrach Teague (Head of Operations, CpL Solutions), Angela Pratt (General Manager Ireland Women's Cricket) and Steve Thornton, Head of Operations for the Belfast Giants.
6:50pm Light Supper and networking
7pm Belfast Giants v Guilford Flames
The Panel Members
Darrach Teague– Head of Operations CPL NI
Darrach heads up the Recruitment Team Cpl NI. He has 14 years’ experience in and has an unrivalled knowledge across a number of sectors in Northern Ireland. Darrach holds key relationships with many of the top 100 companies in Northern Ireland and has advised many of his clients on recruitment & retention strategies with a particular focus on managing millennial expectations and engaged.
Dr Martin McCracken
Angela Pratt, General Manager of Irish Women's Cricket
Steve Thornton is a Canadian-born British former professional ice hockey player. He is currently the Director of Hockey Operations for the Belfast Giants of the Elite Ice Hockey League having played for and coached The Giants.
This event is the latest in a series of 'Giant Lessons in' where Ulster University Business School focus on a management or leadership issues through the lens of sport with a view to bringing learning from the sporting world into the business world. The event is part of MLN's Management Month which takes place each February and there are a number of events aimed at provide managers and leaders in Northern Ireland with access to the thinking, insights and experiences of high-achievers and thought-leaders. We do this to support and develop individual managers, companies and our economy.